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szachariah96
01-24-2002, 03:14 AM
Dear list-members,

I've been asked two questions that I cannot find answers to in the
literature, on-line databases, and Biomch-L archives. I would be grateful
if someone can provide me with answers or point me towards them.

For the normal, in-vivo, human rib, what is the:
1. functional/physiological surface strain (tension and compression, if
different)
2. thermal coefficient of expansion (cortical bone, if known)

My present best guess for these is +/- 2000 microstrain, and +2e-4 /deg K.

Thanking you for your assistance


-- Santosh --

Santosh Zachariah
Dept. of Bioengineering

Univ. of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

The goal of rehabilitation is to help people achieve the best possible
function and independence so that they can get on with their lives.


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